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"Charlotte's Fastest Growing Community Week I ν
'Read by 44,500 Charlotteans"
...Former East student
Miss Anise Key 1s
Beauty Of The Week
By Polly Manning
Post Staff Writer
The reigning "Miss Barber
Scotia College" has been cho
sen as this week's Beauty. She
is Miss Anise Key and .she
resides at 700 Concordia Ave
with her mother Mrs. Anise
"In describing her corona
tion Anise stated that she
chose a wedding theme set
ting. She herself was the
bride. The school was the
groom. In a sense she married
the school, promising to love,
honor, and cherish it until
death did them part. Miss
Homecoming was her maid of
honor and the other queens
were bridesmaids with their
escorts serving as ushers. Our
<teauty also quoted he Presi
uent of Barber-Scotia, Dr.
Mable McLean, as saying it
was the most beautiful corona
tion she had ever witnessed.
Before going to college one
has to graduate from High
School. Miss Key is a graduate
of East Mecklenburg High
School where she was a mem
ber of the Student Council,
Editor for the "Eagle", trea
surer of the Afro-American
Club, and Co-head cheerlead
At Scotia Anise was a socio
logy major She received the
J.D. Peterson Sociology A
ward which is bestowed upon
the junior sociology major
with the highest academic
average. This was a cash
award. During commence
ment exercises held at Scotia
Miss i\ey was awarded the
Barber-Scotia Citation. This
award was for the senior who
best reflected the scholastic
and cultural tradition of the
Besides from receiving ho
nors our Beauty was also
active in school activities. She
was a cheerleader for two
years, a membfer of Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority, a mem
ber of the drama club, a
dean's list student, a member
of the Honor Society and she
graduated Cum-Laude.
Criminology was her favo
rite subject while at Scotia
and Rev. W. U. Baxter was her
favorite instructor because as
she puts it "he was a friend as
well as an instructor."
Reading and dancing are
the hobbies of Miss Key She
admits that she's very versa
tile and really enjoys doing a
little of everything. She also
loves to write
Born under the sign of Scor
pio, she describes them as
being determined people.
They make good companions
and business"partners and are
very reliable friends She stat
ed that they can also be very
revengeful and stubborn
Anise will be spending the
summer in Los Angeles, Cali
• VI IIIU . nilliuugll OIIC nilUTTS lit#
one in California, she has
already gone and will be work
ing there this summer through
a program sponsored by {Sco
tia. "I'm really looking for
ward to the chance of meeting
different people and just going
to a different place," smiled
This fall our Beauty will
enroll in Miami University,
Oxford Ohio. She will begin
graduate work towards a de
gree-in Oerentology and Cri
minology When asked why
she chose to go so far from
home Anise explained. "Stu
dents were selected to go and
visit Ohio State. On the way
back we stopped at Miami
University. The atmosphere
was so good and the campus
was smaller Coming from a
school as small as Barber
Scotia, I felt I could better
relate at smaller Miami Uni
Miss Key and her family
attend South Tryon Presbyte
rian Church where Rev A R.
Hendricks is the oastor.
The HARDEST thing in the
world to OPEN is a CLOSED
GAMC Withdraws Support
Dr. Mable McLean Says Barber
Scotia Will Continue To Operate
15 Million
Blacks Can
Vote In'76
On Friday, May 28, 1976, the
Bureau of Census released
some startling information. It
solemnly declared that "about
15 million Black Americans
will be of voting age during the
1976 Presidential elections, a
10 percent increase since
That, my friends, is truly a
lot of potential Black Power! I
say "potential" because there
is no assurance that blacks
will exercise this kind of mus
cle to its absolute maximum
at the polls this fall or at any
other time. Nobody in this
country -- no race, no ethnic
group, no voting block of
special interests or concerns
exercises its franchise 100
Indeed, in the past elections,
knowledgeable observers
have become alarmed at the
monumental indifference vot
ers have shown in casting
their votes, especially in off
Presidential election years.
It is as if the voters through
sheer boredom or indifference
are casting a gigantic "no"
vote to all politicians and
issues. Of course, we know
this is not true, but appear
ances can be damaging. Like
Lett's wife, we should be
above suspicion.
Now it doesn't take an egg
head to know that representa
tive government cannot con
tinue if the electorate in suffi
cient numbers do not lend its
support. We surely invite ty
ranny or something worse.
Certainly blacks cannot af
ford to be indifferent to issues
and politicians who bring, or
ought to be raising, those
issues. Nor does their voting
record of the past indicate this
will happen.
In 1972, for example, blacks
of voting age numbered 13,493,
000. Of this total, however,
only 8,837,000 were registered
to vote, a percentage of 65. Of
the total registered. 7,032,000
actually went to the polls in
See Blacks p. 11
...~To Hp (]ompletedIn 1977
Johnson C. Snuth Breaks
Grounds For New Building
Johnson C. Smith University
last week broke ground for the
construction of a new Educa
tion Building and Early Child
hood Education Center.
The new structure will
house classrooms and faculty
offices in a three-story wing
with the Early Childhood faci
lities located for functional
efficiency in a one-story wing.
The building designed by
Gantt and Huberman Associ
ates, Architects, is the first
new. structure built on the
Smith campus since 1968. Dr.
Wilbert Greenfield. President
of the University, indicated
that fhe new structure will
"contribute significantly to
expanding the school's educa
tion curriculum, in addition to
offering more services to the
community through the early
childhood facilities."
The funding for the $900,000
project included grants from
the Kresge Foundation, the
Belk Foundation, Observer
Charities and a $250,000 grant
from the Department of
Health, Education and Wel
The 23,000 square foot struc
ture of brick, precast concrete
and glass will be completed in
time for the fall term in 1977.
Rodgers Builders, Inc. of
Charlotte are general contrac
Election Board To Register Voters
Many area citizens are ex
pected to observe the 200th
birthday of the United States
of America by registering to
Several groups plan to give
unregistered voters an oppor
tunity to register this July 4th
weekend. A unit of the Board
of Elections will set up a table
in Freedom Mall Shopping
Center, 3205 Freedom Drive.
The unit will register voters
from 10 a m to 9 p.m Friday
and Saturday.
In addition to registering
new voters, according to
Board of Elections Director
Bill Culp, the unit can also
change the address of people
who have moved. He said the
law requires a change of
address on the registration
certificate within 30 days after
a voter move»-. C'ulp said it is
as big a problem to get voters
to change their addresses
when they move as it is to get
people registered to vote.
Special registration units
will be set up at Freedom
Park and Stough Memorial
Baptist Church, 412 Gay Street
in Pineville. Sunday, July 4
People can register or get
their addresses changed in the
park from 1 to 8 ρ m
A group of 10 churches in
Pineville is sponsoring a drive
to get people to register and
vote. "Bicentennial Services"
will be held in the churches
and people will register to vote
from 1 to 4 p.m. afterwards
People who register this
weekend will be eligible to
vote in the August 17. primary
and school board elections In
this election, votes will select
political party candidates for
National. State and Local of
Further information about
the candidates for these offi
ces will be published in the
Post during the campaign
Dr. McLean Reaffirms
College Commitments
By Hoyie h Martin sr.
Post Staff Writer
The Program Agency Board
of the United Presbyterian
Church. USA, has announced
that it voted at its—March
meeting to withdraw further
financial support from Bar
ber-Scotia College effective
June 30, 1977.
Faced with the problem of
diminishing financial resour
ces, the Program Agency
Board took action at its Feb
ruary meeting to recommend
to the church's General As
sembly Mission Council (GA
MC) that beginning with the
1977-78 academic year, reduc
ed support bt: given to only one
'of the two four-year minority
colleges related to the church,
and that support on a dimin
ishing basis be given to only
two of the three two-year
colleges and the two secpnd
ary schools.
ι ut: ouaru uiu nui indicate
at that time which of the
institutions would no longer
receive support from the
church. Subsequently, the GA
MC and the 188th General
Assembly supported the Feb
ruary action of the Program
Agency Board.
In acting to withdraw finan
cial support from Barber-Sco
tia College of Concord, and the
College of Ganado. a two-year
college located on the Navajo
Indian reservation in Ganado.
Arizona, the Program Agency
Board expressed the belief that
this is "the only course which
responsibily responds to the
long range needs of the institu
tions in terms, of financial
capacity" of the denomina
tion "The division of avail
able funds among all seven
institutions." the Board stat
ed. was determined "not to be
advisable in view of the mini
mum financial needs of. and
the contingency plans submit
ted by, the institutions."
Dr. .Viable McLean, presi
dent of Barbar-Scotia College,
told the POST on Tuesday that
the church has budgeted $700.
000 annually for support of the
seven minority institutions.
Dr. Mable McLean
Barber-Scot a president
however, in recent years the
actual expenditure for such
support has exceeded $2 2 mil
lion a year .
She said further that the
Program Agency Board's de
cision "will mean a loss of
church support in the amount
of $150,000 yearly after June
30. 1977. However." Dr Mc
Lean continued, "increased
giving is occurring on the part
of the aluinni, local churches,
and the judicatories of the
United Presbyterian Church
below the General Assembly
Finally, President McLean
told the POST that she and Dr
Marlowe F. Shute, chairman
of the Barber-Scotia College
Board of Trustees were in
attendance at the Columbus.
Ohio meeting where the fund
ing loss was officially an
nounced While there the\
reaffirmed the college's com
mittment "to the fulfillment of
us mission ιο serve numan
beings with abundant needs
and limited resources " They
also expressed confidence that
in spite of the withdrawal of
funds by the Program Agency
Board, "sufficient funds can
be raised annually to cover
operating expenses and grad
ually build an endownment
large enough to insure the
stability of the institution "
Shute and Mclean continu
ed, "With the committment uf
the church to provide a broad
er base of resources other
than financial, to assist the
college in major fund raising
plans, and with the present
strong administration and
board of trustees, the adminis
tration looks ahead to fulfill
ing its mission to people in the
same committed manner that
it has sought to respond to
their needs for the past 109
Barber-Scotia College's an
nual budget is approximately
$2 3 million of which $500,000
has traditionally come from
the Presbyterian Church,
USA this amount has now
been reduced to $350,000 an
Ms. Ada M ray Win*
8100 From A&P
Who says that (here's no
thing to all those grocery store
games and contests'1 Certain
ly not Mrs Ada Wray of 1009
Van Every Street who recent
ly won $100 for playing SU
store located on Centra) Ave
HEWS Grant
Local Sickle Cell Program Receives $90,900
Special To The Post
The Association For Sickle
Cell Disease For Charlotte
Mecklenburg, Inc. (ASCD)
has received an . award of
contract from the Department
of Health. Education, and Wel
fare (HEW), Health Services
Administration, in the amount
of $90,900 to increase the ope
ration of the Charlotte Sickle
Cell Program in Mecklenburg
County effective June 30, for
Fiscal Year 1970-1977.
Under the direction of Dr.
Geroge A. Lowe, Project Of
ficer and Ms Peggy Beck
with. Executive Director, the
Sickle Cell Program (ASCD)
is currently implementing
free helath care services for
persons with homozygous Hb
S disease and variants
through the agency's four
component programs which
includes, Education-Informa
tion, Screening and Testing.
Genetic and Educational
Counseling, and follow-up and
referral services
New Grant
The New grant funds will be
used to increase on-going ser
vices; aid in the development
of new services; to facilitate
additional medical care and
treatment, and do additional
referrals and follow-up with
other community resources.
The Association For Sickle
Cell Disease For Charlotte
Mecklenburg, Inc., was begun
as an effort to educate the
community and black citizens
about the Sickle Cell Syn
drome in 1972 When first
proposed it was the unani
mous decision of the acting
Board df Directors that initial
efforts would be directed at
education alone, no screening
and testing would be attemp
ted until such time in the
future that adequately trained
staff and monies were avail
able to provide counseling and
follow-up for tested clients
Persons desiring to be tested
would be referred to their
private physician or to Char
lotte Hospital Clinics As staff
capacity was Increased, coun
seling would be offered on a
limited basis for such tested
Initial efforts therefore,
were directed at employing a
staff person who could serve
as organizer, administrator,
fund-raiser, couselor and edu
cator. Mrs. Peggy Beckwith
was the person selected for
this task With the assistance
of the Board Members a spe
cially trained group of volun
leers, workshops, seminars,
discussion groups, etc. were
developed and conducted for
local community groups, a
gencies and other interested
The Charlotte Program was
first housed in a single small
office on t>ie thire floor of a
church In the Model Neighbor
hoods with no visibility. Pro
posals were written and circu
lated to local Corporations
seeking sponsorship of rental
of facilities with adequate visi
bility and more accessible to
the target population. This
effort resulted in a three-year
grant from a local Corpora
tion earmarked for "rental ot
new facilities".
In November 1973, the Λ
gency moved to it's present
location which is an integrated
professional and medical faci
lity offering increased visibili
ty and accessibility. The phy
sicians, housed herein, volun
teer their professional servic
es to the Association.
Staffing continued to be a
problem, especially after all
funding ceased from Model
Cities in June, 1974, and the
only source of funds were
from volunteer contributions
In March. 1975. the Char
Mrs Peggy Beckwith
Executive director
lot»# Manpower Program un
der the Comprehensive Em
ployment Training Act (CE
See Sickle Cell page 8

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